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Computer Science Transfer Major, AS: Mines


CIP 110701 (DCIS)

The requirements for this program are for the Colorado School of Mines

The purpose of a statewide articulation agreement is to identify the courses a student at a Colorado public community college must complete as part of an AA/AS degree to be guaranteed to be able to complete the designated baccalaureate degree program at any public four-year college and university (hereafter referred to as receiving institutions) that offers that program within the minimum number of credits designated by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

For more information about this transfer degree please refer to the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Program Requirements

General Education Courses (33 credit hours)
Mathematics (5 credit hours)

(Additional coursework might be required to meet pre-requisite requirements for calculus. Pre-requisite courses may apply toward elective credit hours.)

Arts and Humanities (6 credit hours)
  • PHI 2018 Environmental Ethics: GT-AH3
  • One additional course GT-AH course from the CSM CCCS H&SS Undergraduate Pre-Approved List
History (3 credit hours)
  • HIS 2015 20th Century World History: GT-HI1 OR
  • Another GT-HI1 course from the CSM CCCS H&SS Undergraduate Pre-Approved List
Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)
  • ECO 2001 Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1
  • ECO 2002 Principles of Microeconomics: GT-SS1
Natural and Physical Sciences (7 credit hours)
  • Select two courses from PHY 1111 Physics: Algebra-Based I: With Lab: GTSC1, PHY 1112 Physics: Algebra-Based II: With Lab: GTSC1, and
  • CHE 1111 General College Chemistry I: GT-SC1

Additional Required Courses (12 credit hours)

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the bachelor's degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

*Courses must be selected in consultation with the advising offices to ensure that the courses taken are in the preferred programming language.

Free Electives (15 credits)

(including institution-specific required courses listed below)

5 Credits - Required for most Computer Science Programs at most four-year institutions. Consult an academic advisor at the intended transfer institution.

Required for School of Mines:

Note: For Colorado School of Mines, students are advised to use any remaining free elective credits to take MAT 2561, CHE 1111, or PHY 2112 (CSC 2065 will be accepted in transfer but the other courses are preferred).

Guaranteed Transfer
  • Any Guaranteed Transfer Course

Any course in the following prefixes, except Special Topics (275) and Independent Study (285): AST (100 or higher), BIO (100 or higher), CHE (100 or higher), EGG (100 or higher), MAT (121 or higher, except 155 or 156), PHY (111 or higher), or any foreign language (111 or above).

Total: 60 credit hours

All courses required for this degree must be completed with a "C" or better to be considered for transfer to another Colorado institution. Transferability of courses to colleges or universities outside of Colorado is determined by the receiving institution.

Graduation Requirements